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Concordia Cemetery

 
 
Concordia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Concordia Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Known as Concordia during the 1840s, this area was the home of Chihuahua trader Hugh Stephenson. In 1856 his wife, Juana (Ascarate), was buried in what is now part of Concordia Cemetery. The graveyard gained widespread use in the 1880s when El Pasoans drove three miles to Concordia to bury their dead. By 1890 various sections had been purchased by different groups and were designated Catholic, Masonic, Jewish, Black, Chinese, Military, Jesuit, City, and County. Buried here are gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, and numerous civic leaders, pioneers, and war veterans.
 
Erected 1984. (Marker Number 14578.)
 
Location. 31° 46.887′ N, 106° 26.878′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from East Yandell Drive near Travis Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located just inside the entrance to the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 East Yandell Drive, El Paso TX 79903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wesley Hardin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial
Concordia Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Concordia Cemetery Marker
(about 400 feet away); Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss (approx. half a mile away); Henry O. Flipper (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon (approx. half a mile away); Henry C. Trost (approx. 0.6 miles away); Victoriano Huerta (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
Regarding Concordia Cemetery. Concordia Cemetery was established in 1856 and was designated an Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
John Wesley Hardin Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
3. John Wesley Hardin Grave Site
 
 
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